Sunday, March 08, 2020

Indian Black Turtles


From my visit to Amirthi zoological park last month, I took time to watch and shoot the Indian black turtles or pond turtles left in a partial glass tank. I think I last saw live turtles and tortoises in Madras Crocodile Bank, a decade back, but I continue to see these in images from blogs I follow inspired me not to miss shooting these medium-sized freshwater turtle found in South Asia.


Though it named black turtle, the colour of its upper shell or carapace can vary from reddish to dark brown and black with yellow streaks running along its length. The underside is uniformly brown and the turtle’s face may have yellow or orange marks and spots, with color varying between subspecies.

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The black turtle still appears to be common in India and Nepal is classified as threatened in Bangladesh and Myanmar.

9 comments:

Sandi said...

The way they stretch their necks reminds me of snakes. 😕

bill burke said...

I've never seen a black turtle. Awesome photo and thanks for sharing these images.

RUTH FASHION DIARY said...

Beautiful Turtles .You captured their long necks so well too.

ashok said...

Beautiful creatures

carol l mckenna said...

Fantastic photography of the wonderful turtles!

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Tom said...

...Jeevan, such wonderful image of these turtles. I'm enjoy the sea turtle that I see resting on the beach here on Maui.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Aren't they beautiful! We love our turtles here in Florida but I've never seen one like this! Great photos!

Nancy Chan said...

Looks like they are waiting for food.

eileeninmd said...

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